After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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Eric Cantor Loses Primary

In a surprise upset, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his primary Tuesday for an eighth term. According to various media in Virginia, winner Dave Brat, an economics professor at a small college, [...]

By |2014-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2014|National, News|

Gay Candidate Updates

GAY CANDIDATE LOSES IN VIRGINIA: Openly gay Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin placed third in a 10-candidate field in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. House Rep. Jim Moran from northern Virginia. Ebbin garnered almost [...]

By |2014-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2014|National, News|

Hate Crimes At Motor City Pride

AJ Trager VIDEO: Gay man beaten at pride festival ( DETROIT -Sunday at Motor City Pride, a 20-year-old man fell victim to a hate crime for being a member of the LGBT community, according to [...]

By |2014-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Hate Crimes At Motor City Pride

BTL Staff Watch the video and help identify the assailants. Contact the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2200. DETROIT -Sunday at Motor City Pride, a 20-year-old man fell victim to a hate crime for [...]

By |2014-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Throwin’ Shade

After a brutal winter that left most of us begging for mercy, it's finally time to enjoy some fun in the sun. To help you step out in take-that-snow-and-shove-it style this season, peep these top [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Advice, Entertainment|

Woodward Wildflowers

By Shelby Clark Petkus A thousand sunflowers will be planted on Woodward Avenue this summer in the park district between Six and Eight Mile Roads as part of the "Sunflowers on Woodward" project. Presented by [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Entertainment|

The Ringwald’s Gay Play Series

One of this years GPS events features Shrew, Slipstream Theatre Initiatives all-male take on William Shakespeares Taming of the Shrew featuring (left to right) Miles Bond, Brenton Herwat, Bailey Boudreau and Steve Xander Carson. Photo: [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

Out of Town: Cleveland & Gay Games 9

By Andrew Collins One of the most historic and beloved public food markets in the country West Side Market is in the heart of Cleveland's LGBT-popular Ohio City neighborhood. Photo by Andrew Collins The host [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Guides, Travel|

LGBT Older Adult Summit Coming Up

The Fourth Annual LGBT Older Adult Summit comes to Detroit June 21. The event is organized by the LGBT Older Adult Summit Planning Committee. The gathering will look at senior employment and volunteer opportunities, along [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Nerds Under The Rainbow

AJ Trager DETROIT Bringing local nerds together, Nerd Nite, a monthly event held in the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, centers on fun yet informative 18-21 minute presentations. In celebration of Pride, Nerd Nite will focus [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Second Parent Adoption Forum

The Federal Sixth Circuit Court in Cincinnati will be hearing arguments this summer not only on the right of Michigan same-sex couples to marry, but also on the right to adopt each others' children. Learn [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|

HAVEN Event Set To ‘Raise The Roof’

Raise The Roof is HAVEN's inaugural gala which takes place June 6th at the Detroit Marriott Troy. This signature event will honor HAVEN's long history of serving victims of domestic and sexual violence and will [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|

New Health Equity Council

BTL Staff FERNDALE - On May 28, the new Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Health Equity Council of Southeast Michigan, geared towards systematically impacting the health of local LGBT communities, met for the first time [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Building An Equality Database

AJ Trager Equaldex creator Dan Leveille LOS ANGELES -What did you do by the time you were 25? Perhaps you graduated from Graduate School or were able to pay off your first car? In [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|National, News|

Kevin D. Williamson

Whooo-oooo-whooo-oooo! It's the gender police! Chief Inspector Kevin D. Williamson has put a warrant out for Laverne Cox because she isn't taking the Cox part of her name literally enough. Williamson has laid out his [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

MotorBall Fills Motor City Pride Weekend

MotorBall 2014, the party surrounding Motor City Pride every year, celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend. Kicking off the ball is the official opening party, "Accelerate," for the New Menjo's Complex featuring legendary Detroit icon, [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00June 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|